The Zimbabwean situation is tragic, ironic and revealing. It is sad that the situation makes leaders and heroes out of dubious characters whose intentions are clearly suspicious.
Some statements issued by MDC leaders raise many questions about their ability to govern Zimbabwe. The MDC's secretary-general Tendai Biti is quoted as saying that President Thabo Mbeki's comments are those of a drunk. What worthy leader uses such crude and unrefined language?
When liberation was fought for, the aim was to free Zimbabweans, protect and develop their country. It is tragic that today the situation is such that Zimbabwe has to be defended again.
We therefore understand the concerns raised by Zanu-PF. We share the fear that colonialism may come back through the back door.
People did not fight for sovereignty just for the sake of it. It is also unfortunate that Morgan Tsvangirai - self-proclaimed winner of the presidential elections - is considered a possible alternative leader of Zimbabwe.
I don't know Tsvangirai except through his utterances in the media. Some of us know him as a person who has identified more with forces that undermine democracy.
Dan Habedi, Secretary General, Azapo